Hot career opportunities in the Middle East
Whilst the UK’s retail sector continues to face an uncertain economy, on-going growth and development of the retail market within the Middle East continues to generate fresh and exciting career opportunities for experienced retail executives. court & spark recently headed East on a lightening tour of the region to meet a series of retail contacts to discuss live and future retail executive search assignments.
The trip, which took in Dubai and Kuwait has provided some great insight into the professional and cultural dimensions that working in the region can offer. Claire Beasley comments: “Latest research from Dubai indicates that 80% of people working there are ex-pats, and similar fast growth of the international community in the neighbouring states of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait makes it clear that relocation to the Middle East is an attractive prospect. Retailers in the market hold UK retailer operators in high regard and are prepared to invest to bring the right talent into the market, but they are looking for candidates who are prepared to make relocation a long term decision and not just as a short term stint in the sun.” “Visiting multiple locations as part of our tour really enabled us to experience at first-hand how the different states within the Middle East have their own economic, cultural and lifestyle differences. In particular we were struck with how Kuwait offered a more laid-back living environment when compared to the fast-paced glitz of Dubai.” With court & spark briefed to handle a host of hot assignments from across the region we look forward to supporting the development of the Middle East retail scene and welcome interested candidates to please do get in touch to find out more.